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Forum: Traders Hideout November 3rd, 2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,272
Posted By Leon of Pizza
You also know the order in which they occurred...

You also know the order in which they occurred and the measure from one to the other, so you can make a general presumption about the transactions that occurred during that period. With that, you can...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management November 3rd, 2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 27,567
Posted By Leon of Pizza
Al Brooks demonstrates the strategy with 5m bars....

Al Brooks demonstrates the strategy with 5m bars. He calls it H1, H2 (L1, L2). H2 is a "second entry" buy. Brooks' philosophy is that there are sufficient opportunities with 5m bars, so he avoids the...
Forum: ThinkOrSwim November 3rd, 2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 42,623
Posted By Leon of Pizza
I don't use code, but since its nearly useless as...

I don't use code, but since its nearly useless as a charting tool, I doubt that there's anything to extract with code.

I also use NT8 and they have a number of better volume profile tools. One of...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management October 26th, 2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By Leon of Pizza
How is this an error? If a trader wants to buy...

How is this an error? If a trader wants to buy low and sell high, isn't it his/her job to find these areas?

Perhaps its the simplistic way in which its usually stated, that I object to. IMO, the...
Forum: Traders Hideout September 1st, 2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,064
Posted By Leon of Pizza
I didn't vote, but would have gone for "breaking...

I didn't vote, but would have gone for "breaking rules" because its close enough to my problem of scratching trades. And I have a rule against scratching trades...

I plan every trade. So if I...
Forum: Traders Hideout August 31st, 2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,736
Posted By Leon of Pizza
This is the best remedy imo, especially for those...

This is the best remedy imo, especially for those that answered to "when a trade takes off without me". A question for those people: How is it possible to fear the occurrence of something that has...
Forum: Traders Hideout August 30th, 2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 174,028
Posted By Leon of Pizza
Nice example. Works on any time frame - if the...

Nice example. Works on any time frame - if the risk required for a 100y chart is too steep. I'll add that I see equidistant ranges. That's two measures to the sweet spot. In that center group of...
Forum: Traders Hideout August 30th, 2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,359
Posted By Leon of Pizza
I voted for "talking ourselves into it" because...

I voted for "talking ourselves into it" because whatever happens, that will be true. macroeconomics being what it is and all...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management August 19th, 2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,354
Posted By Leon of Pizza
WoodyFox I'm not familiar with the strategy, but...

WoodyFox I'm not familiar with the strategy, but that looks like its over 3 std dev to me. its outside of the distribution's range.

I use a tool that's a cousin to it, measured moves inside and...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index August 18th, 2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,478
Posted By Leon of Pizza
You'll have to find that for yourself. This...

You'll have to find that for yourself.

This is the process that works for me:

1. Find a simple pattern that repeats.
2. Start collecting The MAE/MFE every time you see it set up.
3. Use the...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index August 18th, 2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,065
Posted By Leon of Pizza
Outside the bells during earnings is to be...

Outside the bells during earnings is to be avoided, imo.
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index August 18th, 2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,845
Posted By Leon of Pizza
My experience with internals: Years ago I tried...

My experience with internals: Years ago I tried the Reznicek method for reading internals, then dropped it. Now I occasionally look at a simplified $TICK and $TICK/Q. I also tried out the discrete...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management August 18th, 2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,354
Posted By Leon of Pizza
I hesitate to ask this for fear I'm opening up a...

I hesitate to ask this for fear I'm opening up a semantic can of worms, but I like to parse through others' perspectives. Are you suspending the entire thing? e.g. the pattern, execution mechanics,...
Forum: Traders Hideout August 17th, 2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,180
Posted By Leon of Pizza
I presume that you're not analyzing your trades...

I presume that you're not analyzing your trades and performance correctly because you express it in terms of P/L, and not expectancy/setup and %ROC/time. I would guess that its because you're not a...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management August 17th, 2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,524
Posted By Leon of Pizza
As far as I can see, all edges are thin. Then the...

As far as I can see, all edges are thin. Then the next step is to cull methods for consistency and ease of execution.

Your idea to modify the trade sounds best. It avoids using the silly QM tick...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management August 17th, 2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,731
Posted By Leon of Pizza
All or Nothing

Brett Steenbarger tells a great story about how Nolan Ryan used to practice in his Enhancing Trader Performance.

I watched 4 seasons of the All or Nothing series in the Amazon Prime library. Its...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management August 17th, 2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,524
Posted By Leon of Pizza
I'd like to know how it works out. Also, I'm...

I'd like to know how it works out. Also, I'm curious about something: did you first set your risk limit and then design your trades around that number? I'm not saying its wrong, just that it looks...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management August 17th, 2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,354
Posted By Leon of Pizza
No worries. Setting stops and targets is easy for...

No worries. Setting stops and targets is easy for me. Participation is the problem. I either want to go counter-trend or just sit.

8/16/19 was a bull trend day for RTY. I lost $21 with 1 W, 1 L, 4...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management August 11th, 2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,648
Posted By Leon of Pizza
Stop location should be derived from the chart,...

Stop location should be derived from the chart, usually ignoring the last swing H/L. Also, prospective support/resistance is an area and 1t beyond its extreme is inside that area, so no place for a...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management August 11th, 2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,524
Posted By Leon of Pizza
Agreed. So, perhaps look at the QM product? Its...

Agreed. So, perhaps look at the QM product? Its in between a mini and a micro. Its liquid, but he will give up a tick or two from time to time. He's trading for 100t targets, so its a light headwind....
Forum: Psychology and Money Management August 11th, 2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,964
Posted By Leon of Pizza
I think not. Otherwise you wouldn't have shared...

I think not. Otherwise you wouldn't have shared your experience and posited the question. my thanks, btw.

I have the same experience you do. I don't want to talk about trading with others who only...
Forum: ThinkOrSwim August 11th, 2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 36,992
Posted By Leon of Pizza
Since I can't edit my 9/8/18 rant, let my humbly...

Since I can't edit my 9/8/18 rant, let my humbly retract it here. I was in the throes of a shit fit after the OnDemand experience. After calming down, I realized the gravity of my request in terms of...
Forum: ThinkOrSwim August 11th, 2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,873
Posted By Leon of Pizza
As of summer '19, OnDemand remains useless. ...

As of summer '19, OnDemand remains useless.

As a simulator, its particularly useless because the only benefit to be had from sim trading: is conditioning oneself to the mechanics of trading....
Forum: ThinkOrSwim August 11th, 2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By Leon of Pizza
Everything on your list except Eurex products. no...

Everything on your list except Eurex products. no ICE products. some of the thinner commodity products are no longer available, but unless you're a farmer, who cares? Everything is included in...
Forum: ThinkOrSwim August 11th, 2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By Leon of Pizza
Here's some info I posted a while back: ...

Here's some info I posted a while back:

https://futures.io/thinkorswim/26078-volume-market-profile-thinkorswim-platform-only.html#post606789

NT8 uses the same method, but NT8 allows a 1m...
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